Durant Lions track team had to deal with the elements and rain delays, but brought home several medals on Friday at state competition.
The boy’s shot put competed on Friday as well as the girls high jump.The girls discus, 100m hurdles, and the 300m hurdles were all postponed until Saturday.
“I believe that we would have done better if we didn’t have the delays on Friday, but I am very proud of the effort that our athletes gave. It is a very high honor to make it to the state track meet and no matter what place you finish in you are still one of the best in the state.” said coach Wes Schreier
Shaina Crites led the way with three medals including a 2nd place in the 100m hurdles, a 3rd place in high jump, and a 5th place finish in the 300m hurdles. Colby Holder place 10th in the discus and 15th in the shot put. Kinsley Schiebe tied for 13th in the high jump, and Morgan Steve placed 15th in the discus. The girls team placed 15th out of 24 schools.
Cordell Zalenski is the 5-A state champion in the discus, Matt Shirey placed 4th in the discus and 6th in the shotput. Marcus Johnston placed 5th in the shot put. The boys placed 15th out of 25 schools.
Durant has three athletes in the Meet of Champions in Moore, Oklahoma.
Cordell Zalenski and Matt Shirey will be competing in the discus, while Shaina Crites will compete in the high jump and 100m hurdles. The meet of champions is a track meet that includes the 1st and 2nd place finishers in the state track meet from all classifications and the next best four people in the state no matter what the classification.
“This meet will be the hardest meet that we have ever attended. We will be going against the very best in the state, and it is an extreme honor to make it to this meet. I am very proud of all of our kids and will miss this year’s graduating seniors.” said Wes Schreier.